Author Archives: Jane Hyde

BAGS OF FUN

Lauren and Karen Mead, known in Cowes for her exhibitions and print classes held at Quay Arts, run a handbag and accessories business called Louella Odié. Keen sailors, there is a nautical theme present in many of their prints. Here are a couple of their latest bags that we have spotted: Regatta Leather Clutch Bag – hand printed in their Cowes studio, ...

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Belgravia boat painting exhibition

Danish artist Susanne Fournais Grube will be exhibiting a number of paintings at The Osborne Studio Gallery, Belgravia from 5 – 13 October. She was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, to a military family living at The Citadel near the port.  Devoted to her sketchbooks from early childhood, and longing for adventure, she could feed her imagination on the ships in ...

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A packed second race day in Rio

All ten Olympic classes were in action on day two of the Aquece Rio International Regatta (Sunday 16 August), with British crews continuing a steady start at the testing Brazilian venue. Olympic silver medallists Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark enjoyed an opening day race win in the 470 Women’s fleet, while Alison Young hit back from a tough first day ...

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PERFECTLY CLEAR BOAT CARE

Some boat cleaners can damage flexible and rigid plastic surfaces due to alcohols or ammonias causing plastics to dry out and scratch, blush and yellow. However VuPlex is non-toxic with no solvents that harm plastics; simply spray on and wipe off with a soft cloth to completely clean, polish and protect the plastic. Surfaces are left clear and polished, static ...

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Light wind start to Rio Test Event

Rio’s Guanabara Bay provided a light wind test for the opening day of racing at the Aquece Rio International Regatta, as four of the ten Olympic Classes kick-started their competition at sailing’s second official Olympic Test Event (15 – 22 August). Newly-crowned World Champion Nick Thompson could be content with his opening day in the 38-strong Laser class, where the ...

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2015 Artemis Challenge Highlights

Zara Phillips joined rugby stars from England, France and Scotland in Cowes in the annual Artemis Challenge, as a fleet of 16 of the biggest ocean racing yachts in the world raced around the Isle of Wight in support of their chosen charities. Although the English summer delivered a deluge of rain, thunder and lightening, the competitive spirit was running ...

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Day 8 Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week

The final day of Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week saw a return to champagne sailing conditions, with bright sun and a light north westerly breeze that swung into a south westerly sea breeze during the afternoon. White Group The overall results in the majority of the White Group dayboat classes were determined today: At the start of the day the ...

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Flover 55TGS electric outboard

The Flover 55TGS electric outboard has been designed for harsh saltwater environments. Its shaft is ceramic-coated aluminum. The motor’s metal parts are either stainless steel or have a corrosion-resistant finish. The 28cm propeller has a sacrificial zinc anode. Its low weight and powerful 25kg of thrust make the Flover 55TGS ideal for use on a dinghy or tender, or as ...

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Charity seeks volunteers for beach litter count

The Marine Conservation Society is looking for volunteers to register now for a citizen science project that involves a trip to the beach. The Great British Beach Clean (18-  21 September) is the only UK-wide beach clean that not only spruces up hundreds of beaches around the coast but records the litter finds as part of a global beach clean ...

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Push The Boat Out set to return in 2016

The dates for Push The Boat Out 2016 have been announced as 14 – 22 May. This year’s event saw over 24,000 newcomers to the sport attend events at almost 350 locations across the UK, with around 16,000 people taking to the water. Venues provided opportunities to go afloat in dinghies, yachts and on windsurf boards, alongside a range of ...

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